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RULES

Only Chalk is permitted as a grip aid.

Wrist wraps are not allowed in any event.

Scoring Systems

Strongman style of scoring: ie. If there is 10 athletes, 10 points for 1st and 1 point for 10th. All the points are added up at the end. If the points are equal at the end of the contest, then the placings are found by using the countback method. This is giving the position to the person with the most amount of wins. If it is still a draw, then you look at the most amount of 2nd places, and then 3rd, 4th, and so forth till there is a winner. Or vise versa (Reverse Strongman scoring) with 1 point for 1st place, and gaining an extra point for each position, ie. 5th = 5 points.

German scoring:
Here's an imaginary contest.
Lifter A gets 145k
Lifter B gets 137.5
Lifter C gets 95k
Lifter D gets 88k

The top lift gets a 100 points. The formula for the rest is, their lift (lifter B = 137.5) x 100 divided by 145 (top lift) = 94.82
Lifter A has 100points
Lifter B has 94.82
Lifter C has 65.51
Lifter D has 60.68

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Two Hands Pinch Lift
The width of the pinch apparatus is adjustable to suit different hand sizes, but to keep it within the spirit of a pinch lift the minimum width allowed is the 2 outer steel discs and 2 rubber spacer discs, a width of 24mm. Before the event starts, you will be given the opportunity to try it and find your best width. The smooth-sided, adjustable-width disc is held on a 2” thick metal rod by a pair of collars. Extra weights will be added to the outsides. The top of this is grasped with an overhand pinch grip (with no further than a 3” gap between the index fingers) and lifted until the end of the bar touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control. If the outer discs accidentally touch the bar before the bar itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained. Pinch gripping the discs using an unorthodox underhand grip will not be allowed.

Additional equipment rules: 1. The apparatus has to be loaded with the same number of discs on each side, in the same order, and has to weigh similar (max 1k tolerance between the total weight of the weights at the front, and weights at the rear). 2. The heaviest discs should be loaded nearest to the adjustable pinch discs themselves. 3. The spacer/collars that hold the inside adjustable discs together should be the same length. 4. The discs added should be smaller in height than the adjustable discs you grasp, so that the view of the lifters hands are not totally obscured, and the lift starts from the proper height.
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Two Hands Pinch Lift - Hold
The usual Two Hands Pinch Lift rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 100k, 85k, 70k, 55k, 40k or 25k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (100k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
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One Hand Pinch Lift
This is the same as the two hands version, except it is with one hand. The loading bar can and no doubt will hit your leg at some point, this is fine. But the lifter must not start with the loading bar touching the leg, and the loading bar can only contact the leg after the device has left the ground. The width of the pinch apparatus is adjustable to suit different hand sizes, but to keep it within the spirit of a pinch lift the minimum width allowed is the 2 outer steel discs and 2 rubber spacer discs, a width of 24mm. Before the event starts, you will be given the opportunity to try it and find your best width. The smooth-sided, adjustable-width disc is held on a 2” thick metal rod by a pair of collars. Extra weights will be added to the outsides. The top of this is grasped with an overhand pinch grip and lifted until the end of the bar touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control. If the outer discs accidentally touch the bar before the bar itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained. Pinch gripping the discs using an unorthodox underhand grip will not be allowed.
Additional equipment rules:
1. The apparatus has to be loaded with the same number of discs on each side, in the same order, and has to weigh the same (max 1k tolerance between the total weight of the weights at the front, and weights at the rear).
2. The heaviest discs should be loaded nearest to the adjustable pinch discs themselves.
3. The spacer/collars that hold the inside adjustable discs together should be the same length.
4. The discs added should be smaller in height than the adjustable discs you grasp, so that the view of the lifter’s hands is not totally obscured, and the lift starts from the proper height.
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Half a Penny Lift - 'Key' style (one hand)
Only the penny is to be grasped with the thumb on one side, and only the Index finger flat against the penny, touching on the other side. See video below. The spirit of the lift is to lift it in a ‘key style’, with the thumb on one side, and the index only on the other side, like if you held a key ready to open a door. This is the way the feat was performed in the past by the greats like J.C. Tolson, Laurence Chappell and Bruce White.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

Key style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3osJM7U_Oqw

Half a Penny - 'Key' style - Hold (one hand)
The usual Half a Penny rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 16k, 14k, 12k, 10k, 8k or 6k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (16k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

Stub Lift (one hand)
Only the Stub is to be grasped with the thumb and fingers. The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.
performance video

Stub - Hold (one hand)
The usual Stub rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 21k, 19k, 16k, 13k, 10k or 7k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (21k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
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Shallow Hub Lift (one hand)
Only the Hub is to be grasped. To keep this lift within the spirit of the Hub Lift (proper ‘claw’ style), only the fingertips of the thumb, index and middle fingers are to grasp the Hub. The fingertips are the distal phalanges. The other two fingers may oppose, or not be on at all. These are the fingers that grasp slightly slanted.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

Shallow Hub - Hold (one hand)
The usual Shallow Hub rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 24k, 21k, 18k, 15k, 12k or 9k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (24k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch Lift
To keep this lift within the spirit of the lift originated by Jedd Johnson, the Hub is to be grasped with a key pinch. The hub is gripped with the thumbs inside the hub, and the Index fingers against the outside of the hub.

The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch - Hold
The usual Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch Lift rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 36k, 31k, 27k, 22k, 17k or 12k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (36k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
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Adjustable Thick Bar Lift (one hand)
Choose whatever width of handle you wish to use.
Only the handle is to be grasped with the fingers on one side, and the thumb opposing on the other side.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 6.5”, from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 10” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
The bolts on the apparatus must be fastened tight enough to make sure that there is no gap between the handle and the metal fin.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

Adjustable Thick Bar - Hold (one hand)
The usual Adjustable Thick Bar rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 120k, 105k, 90k, 75k, 60k or 45k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (120k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

LeverTop – underhand grip Lift (one hand)
(new rules 3 Jan 2013)
This event is a test of wrist and pronator strength.

Start by kneeling down beside the apparatus.
Grasp the handle only, with one hand, in an underhand grip with the thumb side closer to the loading pin.

You have to start the lift with your elbow tip touching the thigh top as you kneel on the floor. This keeps you from dropping the elbow too low. The lift is started with the forearm approximately parallel to the floor.

The apparatus is lifted in this style until the mark (at 6.5” from the floor) reaches or goes above the horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 10” lift.

At this height, the forearm still has to be parallel to the floor, and the referee will now tell you that the height is achieved. After this you will hold the weight, with the arm parallel to the floor for 2 seconds. So the referee will say “height, one, down”. Taking two seconds from the word height to the word down. This is a strict lift. If the arm doesn’t stay parallel, or the wrist is bent backwards then it is a failed lift. The best way to referee this is to view the arm and the height bar together. The lift can also be videoed for a second look if needed.

The little steel ball has to stay balanced in its position throughout the lift till the down signal. After this the ball can fall off and the lift is still valid. Also when setting up; if the ball falls off this is not a reason for a failed lift as long as it is replaced before the actual lift commences.

If the top accidentally touches the bar before the marker itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down).
Video

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LeverTop – underhand grip - Hold (one hand)
The 'hold' is different to the normal 'lift' by the fact that you stand, and are advised to take the apparatus to the correct position with two hands. You can have (and are advised) to have someone put the ball on when you are ready. The correct holding position is with the forearm approximately parallel to the floor (but not below), and the referee will tell you when you are in the correct position. The wrist can be flexed upwards, but not broken backwards. You will now hold for time.

Timing is started from the moment you hold the weight with one hand in the correct position. The timing is stopped when either the ball falls off, the forearm position drops below the parallel line with the floor, the wrist is broken backwards or the weight touches another bodypart.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 33k, 29k, 25k, 21k, 17k or 13k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (33k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

HorneTop Lift (one hand)
Only the 'Horne' is to be grasped. The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 6.5”, from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 10” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

HorneTop - Hold (one hand)
The usual HorneTop rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 65k, 55k, 45k, 35k, 25k or 15k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (65k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

MoonTop Lift (one hand)
Only the 'Moon' is to be grasped. The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

MoonTop - Hold (one hand)
The usual MoonTop rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 15k, 13k, 11k, 9k, 7k or 5k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (15k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

GlobTop Lift (one hand)
Only the 'Glob' is to be grasped. The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.
This event can be a stand-alone event.

GlobTop - Hold (one hand)
The usual GlobTop rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 15k, 13k, 11k, 9k, 7k or 5k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (15k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
This event can be a stand-alone event.

Gold Bar Pinch Lift (one hand)
Only the Gold Bar top is to be grasped with a pinch grip. The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom (at 3.5” from the floor) touches a horizontal bar placed at 16.5”, measured from the underside of the bar to the floor. This allows a 13” lift.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
You must not intentionally tilt the apparatus to gain leverage.

Gold Bar Pinch - Hold (one hand)
The usual Gold Bar Pinch rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 28.5k, 25k, 21.5k, 18k, 14.5k or 11k if needed.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (28.5k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

Pickaxe Lever to Rear Lift (one hand)
Equipment: A wooden pickaxe handle is used. At the thick end of the handle, a one inch hole is drilled through one inch from the end. A one inch short bar is put through the hole, where weights can be added. The gap from this hole/bar to the start of the handle where you hold it is 28”. This start of the handle is illustrated by two metal right angles attached which will keep your hand behind the line. 15” along the handle an 8mm nut is embedded and glued into the top of the shaft. A small 16mm steel ball sits on this nut throughout the attempt. The handle is from 5-6”, depending on the length of the axe handle. The weight of the wooden pickaxe (roughly 1k) is included in the total weight along with the weights, the loading bar, and the collars. Equipment video

Attempt: Standing on your two feet throughout the attempt, grasp the handle in a rear grip with your little finger closer to the metal right angle. Lift the pick axe from the floor so that the entire length of the loading bar rises above a 30” height marker. The steel ball has to stay balanced in its position on the embedded nut throughout the lift till the down signal. After this the ball can fall off and the lift is still valid. Also when setting up; if the ball falls off, this is not a reason for a failed lift as long as it is replaced before the actual lift commences.
The lifter’s hand, arm and axe must remain free of the body.
No levering the handle against the floor is allowed.
Forearm contact on the handle is not allowed.
performance video

Pickaxe Lever to Rear - Hold (one hand)
Equipment: A wooden pickaxe handle is used. At the thick end of the handle, a one inch hole is drilled through one inch from the end. A one inch short bar is put through the hole, where weights can be added. The gap from this hole/bar to the start of the handle where you hold it is 28”. This start of the handle is illustrated by two metal right angles attached which will keep your hand behind the line. 15” along the handle an 8mm nut is embedded and glued into the top of the shaft. A small 16mm steel ball sits on this nut throughout the attempt. The handle is from 5-6”, depending on the length of the axe handle. The weight of the wooden pickaxe (roughly 1k) is included in the total weight along with the weights, the loading bar, and the collars. Equipment video

The pickaxe Lever to Rear rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, is put down, touches some other bodypart apart from the hand that is holding it, or the ball falls off.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs. Weights to be used are: 7.4k, 6.6k, 5.8k, 5k, 4.2k, 3.4k or 2.45k if needed. 1k of this weight is the wooden pickaxe handle.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (7.4k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

Pickaxe Lever to Front Lift (one hand)
Equipment: A wooden pickaxe handle is used. At the thick end of the handle, a one inch hole is drilled through one inch from the end. A one inch short bar is put through the hole, where weights can be added. The gap from this hole/bar to the start of the handle where you hold it is 28”. This start of the handle is illustrated by two metal right angles attached which will keep your hand behind the line. 15” along the handle an 8mm nut is embedded and glued into the top of the shaft. A small 16mm steel ball sits on this nut throughout the attempt. The handle is from 5-6”, depending on the length of the axe handle. The weight of the wooden pickaxe (roughly 1k) is included in the total weight along with the weights, the loading bar, and the collars. Equipment video

Attempt: Standing on your two feet throughout the attempt, grasp the handle in a front grip with your index finger and thumb closer to the metal right angle. Lift the pick axe from the floor so that the entire length of the loading bar rises above a 30” height marker. The steel ball has to stay balanced in its position on the embedded nut throughout the lift till the down signal. After this the ball can fall off and the lift is still valid. Also when setting up; if the ball falls off, this is not a reason for a failed lift as long as it is replaced before the actual lift commences.
The lifter’s hand, arm and axe must remain free of the body.
No levering the handle against the floor is allowed.
Forearm contact on the handle is not allowed.
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Pickaxe Lever to Front - Hold (one hand)
Equipment: A wooden pickaxe handle is used. At the thick end of the handle, a one inch hole is drilled through one inch from the end. A one inch short bar is put through the hole, where weights can be added. The gap from this hole/bar to the start of the handle where you hold it is 28”. This start of the handle is illustrated by two metal right angles attached which will keep your hand behind the line. 15” along the handle an 8mm nut is embedded and glued into the top of the shaft. A small 16mm steel ball sits on this nut throughout the attempt. The handle is from 5-6”, depending on the length of the axe handle. The weight of the wooden pickaxe (roughly 1k) is included in the total weight along with the weights, the loading bar, and the collars. Equipment video

The pickaxe Lever to Front rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, is put down, touches some other body part apart from the hand that is holding it, or the ball falls off.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs. Weights to be used are: 4.2k, 3.8k, 3.4k, 3k, 2.6k or 2.2k if needed. 1k of this weight is the wooden pickaxe handle.

The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (4.2k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

Meat Hook Deadlift
A pair of World of Grip Meat Hooks are used, these are 12mm diameter steel. Also needed is a barbell and weights, which of course are calibrated and scaled.
All weights/barbell and Meat Hooks are included in the total weight.

The Meat Hooks are grasped only on the top 6” area that is not painted, and the other ends are hooked under the barbell. This event is performed similar to a double vertical bar lift. It is advisable to lift the barbell by straddling it, as then the bar does not slide against your shin.

The lifter will raise the weights until both sides are a minimum of 4 inches off the ground and then lower it down again without losing the grip. The referee will say ‘down’ when the height is achieved so that the athlete knows they have reached the appropriate height. The lifting hands and the Meat Hooks must not intentionally touch the legs. No locking of the thumb underneath the fingers (ie. a hook grip) is allowed. It is advisable to use two 4” high markers set in front of the weight plates to referee the height lifted.

If you need extra height to gain the minimum height lift, then like other events you can stand on either weight plates or blocks to achieve this.
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Meat Hook Deadlift - Hold
The Meat Hook Deadlift rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 228k, 200k, 170k, 142k, 114k or 85k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (228k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

One Hand Lift (4" height)
The apparatus will be a 1-inch thick handle attached to a loading bar.
The top of this handle can be no higher than 24" from the ground.
A hook grip is not allowed.
The handle is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts, apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs. Lift with a wide stance.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom touches a horizontal bar denoting a 4” lift. There is no referee’s down signal. You must lower the weight under control (hands grasping it all the way down).
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

One Hand Lift - Hold
The apparatus will be a 1-inch thick handle attached to a loading bar.
The top of this handle can be no higher than 24" from the ground.
A hook grip is not allowed.
The handle is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts, apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs. Lift with a wide stance.
Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down.
The athlete may be advised to use wooden blocks to stand on so that the handle does not touch the legs, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 200k, 175k, 150k, 125k, 100k or 75k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (200k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
rules video

Axle Deadlift - Double Overhand Thumbless grip - 20" lift (Axle 48-50mm bar)
A straight Axle bar or Scaffold bar is used, with no bend in the bar whatsoever. This bar should be between 48-50mm thick, most scaffold bars are 48.5mm.

Both hands have to grasp the bar using an overhand thumbless grip (knuckles facing forward, and thumbs on the same side of the barbell as the fingers). The bar is lifted until the bar touches a marker placed at 20”. There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control. If the bar misses the marker referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained. The bar can start by touching your shins, but should not touch the legs throughout the lift. It is a test of grip strength.
rules video

Axle Deadlift & Hold - Double Overhand Thumbless grip (Axle 48-50mm bar)
A straight Axle bar or Scaffold bar is used, with no bend in the bar whatsoever. This bar should be between 48-50mm thick, most scaffold bars are 48.5mm.

Both hands have to grasp the bar using an overhand thumbless grip (knuckles facing forward, and thumbs on the same side of the bar as the fingers). Deadlift the axle as high as you wish and then hold it, always keeping the bar from touching the legs or any other body part. You are allowed one quick accidental touch and will be warned.

Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands; it is put down on the floor or is touching the legs after the first warning.

The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 130k, 115k, 100k, 85k, 70k or 55k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (130k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

One Hand Inch Replica Dumbbell Deadlift and hold (no tilt)
Use an approved 78k or 54k replica Inch Dumbbell (manufactured by Holle, Adamski, Gladiator, IronMind, Sorinex or Steve Slater).
Please inform me of the manufacturer and the exact weight of the dumbbell scaled on a calibrated scale.

The dumbbell should weigh no less than 3 percent lower than 78 or 54k.
3% would be 75.66k and 52.38k

The lift is performed with an empty Coca Cola can sitting on top of each globe. These cans will be the popular 330ml/12oz size.

Using one hand only lift the dumbbell off the floor, and hold. Using a hook grip (if you can) is not permitted.
The timing starts when the dumbbell leaves the floor, and finishes when a can falls off, or the dumbbell is released/replaced on the floor. The dumbbell is not allowed to touch the legs or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it.

All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.

This event can be a stand-alone event.
performance video

One Hand Inch Replica Dumbbell Deadlift and hold – using a thumbless grip (no tilt)
Use an approved 78k or 54k replica Inch Dumbbell (manufactured by Holle, Adamski, Gladiator, IronMind, Sorinex or Steve Slater).
Please inform me of the manufacturer and the exact weight of the dumbbell scaled on a calibrated scale.

The dumbbell should weigh no less than 3 percent lower than 78 or 54k.
3% would be 75.66k and 52.38k

The lift is performed with an empty Coca Cola can sitting on top of each globe. These cans will be the popular 330ml/12oz size.

Using one hand only lift the dumbbell off the floor, and hold. On this ‘thumbless’ version the thumb has to be on the same side of the dumbbell as the fingers of the lifting hand.

The timing starts when the dumbbell leaves the floor, and finishes when a can falls off, or the dumbbell is released/replaced on the floor. The dumbbell is not allowed to touch the legs or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it.

All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.

This event can be a stand-alone event.
performance video

Reverse Bending
Time limit = 5 mins to bend as many Grade 8 or Grade 5 bolts (whichever you chose)
One Grade 8 bolt bent to any degree will score higher than any amount of Grade 5 bolts bent. A bend is finished when you attain a 40 degree plus angle of bend, then you can move onto the next bolt (example. 1 x G8 fully bent and 1 x G8 bent to 5 degrees).
Please inform me of the manufacturer details/colour of the bolts bent, which I will include alongside the world record for interest.
1. For reverse bending your hands are in the reverse bending position. The bend is finished when you attain a 40 degree plus angle of bend.
2. No part of competitor’s hands or forearms may touch the body. Upper arm down to the elbow is allowed contact with chest/stomach. The elbow is not allowed to wedge against the torso for leverage. If the elbow touches the torso this is fine as long as it has not been wedged to gain an advantage.
3. The object being bent should be kept between an imaginary line from the groin to the head and not go above or below this. You will be warned by the referee.
4. Wraps for protection will be the World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wrap on each side of the bar, touching in the middle. This is to make sure that no extra leverage is gained. Do not pack the wraps with chalk. You can pre-wrap some bolts, or get a training partner to wrap as you commence.
5. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of elbows, wrist, forearm, and hands is allowed, as is the case with all grip contest events.
6. Only chalk is allowed.
7. The Jedd Johnson thumb grab to finish the bend is allowed as long as the hands stay in the reverse position.
9. Measure the bent bolts with a digital angle finder.
10. This event can be a stand-alone event.
measuring video

Yard of Grade 5 bolts - Reverse Bending
rules video
performance video
One yard = 36 inches, and this means six Grade 5 bolts.
World of Grip will supply these bolts.
The event is a speed-trial, and the fastest six bolts bent fully to a minimum of 40 degrees is the winner.
Time limit = 30 mins max.

For multi-person contests the package can be opened without recording.
For a single-person contest or challenge the whole procedure, from opening the package, showing the wrapping and width of the wraps, bending and measuring is to be shown on the video. Upload the video to Youtube.
For class records please also include the bodyweight weighing on the video using a calibrated scale, or a scale that is point calibrated to the class limit using calibrated weight plates.

Wrap all the bolts prior to starting with a 10" x 4" suede wrap on each side and touching in the middle.  If the 10” x 4” suede wraps are not World of Grip wraps, then use other suede wraps of the same size. Wrap all the Grade 5 bolts tightly and then place the wrapped ends of the bolt (without the head) through an accurately measured 1” hole. This can be a hole drilled into a wood board or a weight plate or similar. This will show that the wraps are a similar thickness to the World of Grip wraps. If your wraps do not fit, then they are too thick, and you can trim some length off the wrap. It’s best to check this out prior to the opening with a ¼” inch grade 5 bolt, or similar.

The six bolts need to be bent to a minimum 40 degree angle. Seven bolts are included, and you can carry on and bend this one too, just in case one of the 6 bolts is short of the required distance/angle to be bent.

Timing starts from when the first bend is started, and ends when the athlete finishes the last bend. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 10min 15.77secs, becomes 10min 15secs.

Normal Reverse bending rules
1. For reverse bending your hands are in the reverse bending position. The bend is finished when you attain a 40 degree plus angle of bend.
2. No part of competitor’s hands or forearms may touch the body. Upper arm down to the elbow is allowed contact with chest/stomach. The elbow is not allowed to wedge against the torso for leverage. If the elbow touches the torso this is fine as long as it has not been wedged to gain an advantage.
3. The object being bent should be kept between an imaginary line from the groin to the head and not go above or below this. You will be warned by the referee.
4. Wraps for protection will be the World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wrap on each side of the bar, touching in the middle. This is to make sure that no extra leverage is gained. Do not pack the wraps with chalk.
5. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of elbows, wrist, forearm, and hands is allowed, as is the case with all grip contest events.
6. Only chalk is allowed.
7. The Jedd Johnson thumb grab to finish the bend is allowed as long as the hands stay in the reverse position.
9. Measure the bent bolts with a digital angle finder, or a bending protractor set to 40 degrees.
10. This event can be a stand-alone event.

Two Yards of Grade 5 bolts - Reverse Bending
Two yards = 72 inches, and this means twelve Grade 5 bolts. All the same rules apply as the one-yard event, except more bolts.

Tri-Grip Challenges
Tri-Grip #1
[Three holds in any order, with a maximum of 60 sec rest between each attempt - Two Hands Pinch Lift, Adjustable Thick Bar and LeverTop – underhand grip = Total time
Weights:
Standard A = Two Hands Pinch Lift Hold = 85k, Adjustable Thick Bar Hold = 105k, LeverTop – underhand grip Hold = 29k
Standard B = Two Hands Pinch Lift Hold = 55k, Adjustable Thick Bar Hold = 75k, LeverTop – underhand grip Hold = 21k
Standard C = Two Hands Pinch Lift Hold = 25k, Adjustable Thick Bar Hold = 45k, LeverTop – underhand grip Hold = 13k
On standard A & B a minimum of 20 secs total must be achieved, any time is valid on Standard C.

Tri-Grip #2
[Three holds in any order, with a maximum of 60 sec rest between each attempt - HorneTop, Stub and Pickaxe Lever to Rear = Total time
Weights:
Standard A = HorneTop Hold = 55k, Stub Hold = 19k, Pickaxe Lever to Rear Hold = 6.6k
Standard B = HorneTop Hold = 35k, Stub Hold = 13k, Pickaxe Lever to Rear Hold = 5k
Standard C = HorneTop Hold = 15k, Stub Hold = 7k, Pickaxe Lever to Rear Hold = 3.4k
On standard A & B a minimum of 20 secs total must be achieved, any time is valid on Standard C.

Tri-Grip #3
[Three holds in any order, with a maximum of 60 sec rest between each attempt - Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch, MoonTop and Pickaxe Lever to Front = Total time
Weights:
Standard A = Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch Hold = 31k, MoonTop Hold = 13k, Pickaxe Lever to Front Hold = 3.8k
Standard B = Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch Hold = 22k, MoonTop Hold = 9k, Pickaxe Lever to Front Hold = 3k
Standard C = Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch Hold = 12k, MoonTop Hold = 5k, Pickaxe Lever to Front Hold = 2.2k
On standard A & B a minimum of 20 secs total must be achieved, any time is valid on Standard C.

Tri-Grip #4
[Three holds in any order, with a maximum of 60 sec rest between each attempt – Half a Penny, Shallow Hub and Pickaxe Lever to Rear = Total time
Weights:
Standard A = Half a Penny Hold = 14k, Shallow Hub Hold = 21k, Pickaxe Lever to Rear Hold = 6.6k
Standard B = Half a Penny Hold = 10k, Shallow Hub Hold = 15k, Pickaxe Lever to Rear Hold = 5k
Standard C = Half a Penny Hold = 6k, Shallow Hub Hold = 9k, Pickaxe Lever to Rear Hold = 3.4k
On standard A & B a minimum of 20 secs total must be achieved, any time is valid on Standard C.

Rules:
The three Tri-Grip events are lined up with the correct weight on the equipment. If the organiser does not have separate loading pins, then they will have the extra weight ready to load the pin, or know what to take off quickly in the 60 seconds time limit whilst the athlete rests.

The three timed scores are added together to give a total score, for example: Two Hands Pinch 20secs - Adj Thick bar 15secs - and Lever Top 20 secs = total 55secs.
There are three standards you can choose from, but a minimum total of 20 seconds must be achieved in standard A or B, any time is valid on Standard C.
The athlete can chose whatever hand they wish on each event.

The three events are to be performed in a row, in any order the athlete wishes, with a maximum of 60 seconds rest between each hold attempt.
It is better that the athlete starts prior to the 60 sec time limit, and this will give them time to get a good grip, or even a quick re-grip! Once the 60 seconds time limit is up, that attempt is over and if they timed-out, they will receive a score of zero for that attempt. They then will move onto the final event if it still to be performed after the 60 seconds max rest.
Explain to all athletes this scenario.

All rules for the individual hold events are as normal.

Two Hands 50mm Pinch Block Lift
A 50mm Pinch Block is used.
The block is grasped with an overhand pinch grip (fingers on the front and the thumbs on the rear of the block), and the fingers are not allowed to go underneath or to the sides of the block.
The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The block and weights are lifted to a height of 4”.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom touches a horizontal bar denoting a 4” lift. There is no referee’s down signal. You must lower the weight under control (hands grasping it all the way down).
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

Two Hands 50mm Pinch Block - Hold
The usual Two Hands 50mm Pinch Block rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 100k, 85k, 70k, 55k, 40k or 25k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (100k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

Two Hands 6mm Pinch Block Lift
A 6mm Pinch Block is used.
The block is grasped with an overhand pinch grip (fingers on the front and the thumbs on the rear of the block), and the fingers are not allowed to go underneath or to the sides of the block.
The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The block and weights are lifted to a height of 4”.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom touches a horizontal bar denoting a 4” lift. There is no referee’s down signal. You must lower the weight under control (hands grasping it all the way down).
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

Two Hands 6mm Pinch Block - Hold
The usual Two Hands 6mm Pinch Block rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 62.5k, 55k, 47.5k, 40k, 32.5k or 25k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (62.5k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

76mm Rolling Handle Lift (one hand) – Thumbless
A 76mm Rolling Handle is used.
Only the rolling part of the handle is to be grasped, using an overhand thumbless grip (thumb on the same side of the handle as the fingers).
The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The handle and weights are lifted to a height of 4”.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom touches a horizontal bar denoting a 4” lift. There is no referee’s down signal. You must lower the weight under control (hands grasping it all the way down).
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

76mm Rolling Handle Lift (one hand) – Thumbless - Hold
The usual 76mm Rolling Handle Lift - Thumbless rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 55k, 47.5k, 40k, 32.5k, 25k, 17.5k or 10k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (55k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

50mm Rolling Handle Lift (one hand)
A 50mm Rolling Handle is used.
Only the rolling part of the handle is to be grasped.
The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other body parts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The handle and weights are lifted to a height of 4”.
The apparatus is lifted until the marker jutting out at the bottom touches a horizontal bar denoting a 4” lift. There is no referee’s down signal. You must lower the weight under control (hands grasping it all the way down).
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

50mm Rolling Handle Lift (one hand) – Hold
The usual 50mm Rolling Handle Lift rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs, or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it. Also the hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 82.5k, 72.5k, 62.5k, 52.5k, 42.5k, 30k or 15k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (82.5k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.
The athlete may use wooden blocks to stand on if they struggle to lift the apparatus to the required height, as long as they do not get in the way of the lift.

One Hand Grippers - 20 mm block close
Competitors will set the gripper down to a 20mm block to measure the gap before the close. You will apply the gauge yourself. No wedging/locking of your arm or elbow on any bodypart is allowed whilst setting the gripper. Once the gripper is set (the other hand must be kept away from the gripping hand, arm and gripper) close the gripper till the handles touch. The grippers are the only event that does not operate on the rising bar principle. If you fail to close a gripper, you can attempt a lighter one on the next attempt. Competitors will be called in the order they appear on the recorder's sheet. Each time they are called, they will make one attempt with each hand.

One Hand Grippers - credit card close
Competitors will set the gripper down to a credit card to measure the gap before the close. You will apply the card yourself. No wedging/locking of your arm or elbow on any bodypart is allowed whilst setting the gripper. Once the gripper is set (the other hand must be kept away from the gripping hand, arm and gripper) close the gripper till the handles touch. The grippers are the only event that does not operate on the rising bar principle. If you fail to close a gripper, you can attempt a lighter one on the next attempt. Competitors will be called in the order they appear on the recorder's sheet. Each time they are called, they will make one attempt with each hand.
This style is the official IronMind rules now.

One Hand Vulcan Gripper - 10 mm block close
Competitors will set the gripper down to a 10mm block to measure the gap before the close. No wedging/locking of your arm or elbow on any bodypart is allowed whilst setting the gripper. You will apply the gauge yourself. Once the gripper is set (the other hand must be kept away from the gripping hand, arm and gripper) close the gripper till the handles touch.

One Hand Vulcan Gripper - 20 mm block close
Competitors will set the gripper down to a 20mm block to measure the gap before the close. No wedging/locking of your arm or elbow on any bodypart is allowed whilst setting the gripper. You will apply the gauge yourself. Once the gripper is set (the other hand must be kept away from the gripping hand, arm and gripper) close the gripper till the handles touch.

One Hand Vulcan Gripper - 30 mm block close
Competitors will set the gripper down to a 30mm block to measure the gap before the close. No wedging/locking of your arm or elbow on any bodypart is allowed whilst setting the gripper. You will apply the gauge yourself. Once the gripper is set (the other hand must be kept away from the gripping hand, arm and gripper) close the gripper till the handles touch.

One Hand Vulcan Gripper - credit card close
Competitors will set the gripper down to a credit card to measure the gap before the close. No wedging/locking of your arm or elbow on any bodypart is allowed whilst setting the gripper. You will apply the card yourself. Once the gripper is set (the other hand must be kept away from the gripping hand, arm and gripper) close the gripper till the handles touch.

So that everyone is playing by the same rules, we shall use the gripper with the numbered handle in the fingertips (this is the handle with the number on the bottom and has the two metal plates attached).

The spring levels are here

One Hand Triple Hub Lift
A Triple Hub will be used, and only the top hub used. These are purchased from Stan Pike here. The lifter will straddle the apparatus, and grasping the top hub with finger tips will lift the Triple Hub to a height of mid knees or above. Only the fingertips of the index and midlle finger are allowed to lift the hub, no encircling the hand round the top (like lifting a thick vertical bar) is allowed. Though the ring and small fingers may be sideways or off the hub. Here's a photo. The lift ends with the referee's signal, and then you must lower it under control. The lifting hand must not touch the legs or body.

One Hand Vertical bar Lift
A lgc replica vertical bar is used, 24" high. The weight will be positioned between the lifter’s feet. The lifting hand must be no further than 5 cm from the top of the hand to the top of the bar when the lift commences. No locking of the thumb is allowed. The lifter will raise the bar until it is a minimum of 5 centimetres off the ground and then lower down again without loosing the grip. The lifting hand must not touch the legs or body.

One Hand 2" Vertical bar Lift
A 2" thick vertical bar is used, 24" high. The weight will be positioned between the lifter’s feet. The lifting hand must be no further than 5 cm from the top of the hand to the top of the bar when the lift commences. No locking of the thumb is allowed. The lifter will raise the bar until it is a minimum of 5 centimetres off the ground and then lower down again without loosing the grip. The lifting hand must not touch the legs or body.

One Hand Lift
The One Hand Lift or ‘the fundamental test of a man’s bodily strength’ as declared by the famous strongman W. A. Pullum, certainly was, and still is, a demonstration of massive power.
The apparatus will be a 1-inch thick handle attached to a bar by an adjustable chain.  No hook grip can be employed. If the handle or chain touches the leg this is not a cause for failure. The bar is then lifted at least 5 cm above the floor (measured from the lowest point of the underside of the set up which is often slightly inclined during a lift) and then lowered down again without loosing the grip. No wrist straps of any kind allowed. Foot spacing is optional, but may not change once the lift begins. Heels and toes may rise.

One Hand Deadlift using an Olympic Bar (with a hook grip).
The bar may either be raised in front of the lifter, or the lifter may straddle the bar. Hook gripping is permitted. The free hand may be used to brace against the opposing leg. Foot spacing is optional, but may not change once the lift begins. Heels and toes may rise. The bar must be raised to a point where both ends of the bar are pulled to a height of mid knees or above and the legs must be straightened. The shoulders do not have to be pulled erect, nor the body straight as long as the legs are straight and the bar motionless with both ends above the knee joint. The lift ends with the referee's signal, and then you must lower the weight under control.

One Hand Deadlift using an Olympic Bar (with no hook grip).
The bar may either be raised in front of the lifter, or the lifter may straddle the bar. Hook gripping is not permitted. The free hand may be used to brace against the opposing leg. Foot spacing is optional, but may not change once the lift begins. Heels and toes may rise. The bar must be raised to a point where both ends of the bar are pulled to a height of mid knees or above and the legs must be straightened. The shoulders do not have to be pulled erect, nor the body straight as long as the legs are straight and the bar motionless with both ends above the knee joint. The lift ends with the referee's signal, and then you must lower the weight under control.

One Hand Deadlift using an Olympic Bar (with a thumbless grip).
The bar may either be raised in front of the lifter, or the lifter may straddle the bar. Hook gripping is not permitted. The thumb has to be on the same side of the barbell as the fingers of the lifting hand. The free hand may be used to brace against the opposing leg. Foot spacing is optional, but may not change once the lift begins. Heels and toes may rise. The bar must be raised to a point where both ends of the bar are pulled to a height of mid knees or above and the legs must be straightened. The shoulders do not have to be pulled erect, nor the body straight as long as the legs are straight and the bar motionless with both ends above the knee joint. The lift ends with the referee's signal, and then you must lower the weight under control.

Dinnie Ring Lift for Reps
The proper replica handles and loading pins manufactured by David Horne must be used for this event. These rings are copied from the original stones, as are the loading pins, so they are the same height as the stones at Potarch. The weight of the large stone is 187k (the equipment used must total 187kg inclusive of apparatus), and the smaller stone is 146kg (the corresponding sized rings must be used). A lift is completed when the weight is 5cm or more from the floor, and it must be lowered under control. No down signal will be given but the referee may discount any failed lifts at his discretion. The time limit is 90 seconds and just one lift with the large stone set-up will beat any number of lifts with the small stone set-up. No hook grip can be employed. The handle must not touch the leg at any point during the lift (a little brushing is acceptable, but no locking). No wrist wraps or straps of any kind are allowed.

Weaver Stick Lift to Rear
George Russell Weaver popularised this wrist leverage test some 50 years ago whilst living in Brooklyn. A round stick (mop handle) is used which has the following dimensions – diameter about 1”, length 42”. Half an inch from one end cut a notch. Exactly 36” from the centre of this notch, circle the stick with a line. Get two metal right angles at a hardware store, and screw them into the top and bottom sides of the stick so that the rear edges of the right angles come exactly to the circled line. The topside of the stick is the side where the notch is cut. This leaves a handle just 5 ½” long.
The weight hangs from a wire in the notch ½” from the end, creating a leverage effect when you lift the stick by the handle. For the lift to the rear, you face away from the stick, grasping the handle with your little finger towards the weight, and lift the stick and weight off the table. You may bend your body forward as the lift is made.
The stick must be lifted approximately parallel to the floor. If the weighted end slopes downwards, you may carry on the event till the stick is level. You will then get the referees command to lower the stick. There must be no rocking of the stick on the table before lifting. The lifter hand and arm must remain free of the body. The heel of the hand must remain on top of the stick; if the hand twists around under the stick, the lift is not allowed. The grip has to be a normal grip with the thumb opposing the fingers.

Table Top Wrist Curl
This lift is only a partial movement (top range) and therefore it affords a greater poundage possibility than the full-range wrist curl.
An Olympic Bar is used for this lift. Stand behind the table, with your forearms flat on it (palms upwards), holding a barbell that has been handed to you. The referee will then signal ‘curl’, for the lifter to commence the wrist curl when he has seen that at least one knuckle from each hand is touching the table. The lifter will curl his hands off the table (using wrist flexion), keeping his forearms on the table at all times. The knuckles and hands have to come off the table before the referee will give the down signal. The lifter may use an ordinary grip, hook grip or thumbless grip. If the bar rolls out of the hand, with the fingers no longer touching the bar, the lift is failed. The bar must rise evenly: an uneven extension is also a failure.

Bearhug Deadlift
Equipment used: The set-up for this exercise consists of using a short length of bar that fits the disc’s holes, say 18" long. The middle discs want to be of the same dimensions, i.e. 20k, or 15k discs, and of metal composition for contest purposes. The short length of bar goes through the discs and is fastened tightly together by collars on both ends.

Contest rules: For official rules on this lift, the row of discs have to be lifted from the floor and not a slightly raised platform, which would enable your hands to go under. The only thing allowed on your bare forearms is chalk to aid with the grip. Deadlift the weight till the height of the centre bar is above the height of the middle of you knee.

Obviously your hands and forearms only can touch the outside of the discs, and not with your fingers or thumbs around the front of the discs and aiding with the grip. Rolling the weight onto the hands to gain extra leverage is not allowed, as this takes a lot of the grip and wrist aspect out of it, and thus defeats the object.

A large G-clamp or tubing can be used to clamp/hold the discs tight on the top, which stops them getting loose after each lift.

Video

One Hand Deadlift using a 2" thick barbell
The bar may either be raised in front of the lifter, or the lifter may straddle the bar. Hook gripping is not permitted. The free hand may be used to brace against the opposing leg. Foot spacing is optional, but may not change once the lift begins. Heels and toes may rise. The bar must be raised to a point where both ends of the bar are pulled to a height of mid knees or above and the legs must be straightened. The shoulders do not have to be pulled erect, nor the body straight as long as the legs are straight and the bar motionless with both ends above the knee joint. The lift ends with the referee's signal, and then you must lower the weight under control.

Two Hands Deadlift using a 2" thick barbell - overhand grip
Normal Deadlift rules apply, except the barbell is 2" thick, and both hands have to grasp the bar in an overhand grip (knuckles facing forward). Hook gripping is not permitted. Heels and toes may rise. The lift ends with the referee's signal, and then you must lower the weight under control.

One Hand Rolling Thunder Lift
For this event the Rolling Thunder handle from IronMind is used. This handle is attached to a loading bar by an adjustable chain. Grasp the handle with one hand (a normal grip - thumbless style is not allowed) and lift the weight clear of the floor. No contact with the stationary part of the handle is allowed. The handle must stay roughly parallel to the ground and the lifter finishes with his body erect. Hold aloft till you receive the referee’s signal and lower it under control. The fingers of your lifting hand are not to be wedged against your thighs. You are allowed to steady yourself by pushing off on your leg with your non-lifting hand. [The BHSA have no records on this event due to the differences in how the handle spins with age. IronMind's records are done with a brand new handle out of the packet.]

IronMind's rules and records on the Rolling Thunder.

One Hand Rolling Thunder Lift (thumbless grip style)
For this event the Rolling Thunder handle from IronMind is used. This handle is attached to a loading bar by an adjustable chain. Grasp the handle with one hand with a thumbless grip (ie. the thumb is on the same side of the handle as your fingers) and lift the weight clear of the floor. No contact with the stationary part of the handle is allowed. The handle must stay roughly parallel to the ground and the lifter finishes with his body erect. Hold aloft till you receive the referee’s signal and lower it under control. The fingers of your lifting hand are not to be wedged against your thighs. You are allowed to steady yourself by pushing off on your leg with your non-lifting hand. The thumbless style is a test of wrist and fingertip strength. [The BHSA have no records on this event due to the differences in how the handle spins with age.]

One Hand Baby Inch Dumbbell (53kgs) Hold (Maximum Time)
These are purchased from heavygriptools here. The lifter will straddle the dumbbell . Hook gripping is not permitted. A normal or thumbless grip is allowed. The free hand may be used to brace against the opposing leg or resting on a bench or upright. The dumbbell must be raised to a point where both ends of the dumbbell are pulled clear of the floor and allow a clear view for the referee. The dumbbell should not touch the legs, and the dumbell should be kept roughly parallel - the referee will give a warning if it is tilting too much.

Copyright David Horne 2006